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  • Nukes Threaten People; Ideas Threaten Civilizations

    Last week, I tweeted, “The news media in the West pose a far greater danger to Western civilization than Russia does.” To my surprise, the tweet went viral. And while there were more likes than dislikes, 99 percent of the written reactions were negative. Typical reactions were: –“F— you.” –“Move…

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  • Different Roles Divide the Party

    Different Roles Divide the Party

    As Republicans on Capitol Hill struggle to make progress on health care and tax reform, the loudest voices in conservative media rip the GOP's Congressional leadership for their willingness to compromise on drafting legislation. Actually, Republicans in the House and Senate are doing what they need to do to succeed…

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  • The Only Solution for the Korean Crisis

    The Only Solution for the Korean Crisis

    North Korea's recent rocket tests highlight this brutal regime's ongoing threat to peace. A mere change of leadership won't eliminate the dangers posed by the rogue state; the only long-term solution requires disappearance of the totalitarian nightmare in Pyongyand and unification of the Korean Peninsula. That may seem unthinkable at…

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  • Combative, but not cruel, Mr. President

    What does it mean to “win” in Washington, or anywhere else in the country? I've long described “progress” as the ongoing, incremental expansion of liberty and literacy in stable regimes in or aligned with the West. By that definition, much of President Trump's administration is “winning.” Still, I worry that…

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  • Trump’s ‘Divisive’ Tweets — More Left-Wing Hypocrisy

    Critics hammered President Donald Trump for his “sexist” tweet in which he made fun of MSNBC's “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski. Trump tweeted: “I heard poorly rated MorningJoe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3…

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  • Double Standards in the War between White House and Media

    Double Standards in the War between White House and Media

    For all his vast power, the President of the United States—any president—is always at a structural disadvantage in a “war” with the media. The First Amendment protects press rights to criticize the government, and everyone expects such criticism. But if government—or the president, as head of government—strikes back by assailing…

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  • Infatuation With Obama; Rage Against Trump

    President Trump and his supporters are absolutely right that there's a glaring contrast between the way media treat this president and way the press handled his predecessor, Barack Obama. With Obama, potentially devastating scandals—Benghazi, the IRS, Fast and Furious, the VA—never gained momentum; the press never blamed Obama personally when…

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